Calming strategies and supports

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Mindfulness

Pause Breathe Smile is aligned to the New Zealand Curriculum and is delivered by the teacher in their classroom, with mindfulness practices integrated as part of daily teaching.  

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Mindful animation

Video from OxfordMindfulness that steps through a mindfulness activity

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Hikitia te Hā

Hikitia Te Hā is a series of simple te ao Māori breathing exercises that anyone can learn to calm the body and mind, as a very helpful practice for feeling more present and mindful. Hikitia Te Hā was developed by Rawiri Hindle, 

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Mindfulness and how the brain works

Video from Smiling Mind Australia about the brain and the importance of mindfulness meditation.  www.smilingmind.com.au

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APA Mindfulness article

Mindfulness meditation: A research-proven way to reduce stress

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Child and Youth Wellbeing Strategy

Evidence grows for benefits of mindfulness programmes: article on https://childyouthwellbeing.govt.nz/